DENSO Expands Presence in Mexico

DENSO Expands Presence in Mexico 
DENSO expands Apodaca plant and establishes HAMADEN MEXICO 
Kariya, Japan, July 1, 2014 - (JCN Newswire) -  DENSO Corp. today announced
that DENSO MEXICO S.A. DE C.V. (DNMX) will expand its plant in Apodaca, Nuevo
Leon, Mexico, to increase production of transmission components in the North
American region. The expansion represents an investment of US$53.8 million,
(about 5.38 billion yen) which will add 8,200 square meters of space and 500
jobs by 2018. The plant will begin production in December 2015. 
In addition, HAMANAKODENSO Co., Ltd., a DENSO Group Company, established a new
facility in Salinas Victoria City, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, to produce solenoids for
engine and airflow control units for its North and South American customers.
The new facility, HAMADEN MEXICO S.A. DE C.V. (HDMX), represents an investment
of US$35.8 million (about 35.8 billion yen) and will employ about 340 people
when full production is underway in 2018. Construction is scheduled to begin in
January 2015, with production starting up in stages from around August 2016.
HDMX is the third overseas establishment of HAMANAKODENSO, which also has
facilities in Indonesia and Vietnam. 
"Mexico is an important and essential market for the automotive industry
and for the DENSO Group," said Hiroaki Okuchi, executive director
responsible for System Control components business unit. "By establishing
new companies and expanding conventional production bases, we will strive to
better meet our customers' needs." 
DENSO opened its Apodaca Plant in 1996, which manufactures instrument
clusters, air conditioning control panels, and variable cam timing (VCT)
systems. In addition to the Apodaca Plant, DNMX also has plants in Guadalupe
City in Nuevo Leon State and Silao City in Guanajuato State, manufacturing
sensors, car air conditioners and radiators. 
Location of DNMX and HDMX 
Profile of DENSO MEXICO S.A. DE C.V. 
1. Location: 1) Apodaca Plant: Apodaca City, Nuevo Leon State, Mexico 
2) Guadalupe Plant: Guadalupe City, Nuevo Leon State, Mexico 
3) Silao Plant: Silao City, Guanajuato State, Mexico
2. President: Tomoyuki Arakawa
3. Establishment: September 27, 1994
4. Ownership: 95% owned by DENSO INTERNATIONAL AMERICA, INC., 
5% by Sumitomo Corporation
5. Employees: 4,985 (as of end of March 2014) 
Outline of Apodaca Plant expansion 
1. Site area: 176,700 m2
2. Building area: 8,200 m2 (expanded area) 
58,700 m2 (total area)
3. Investment: US$53.8 million (approximately 5.38 billion yen)
4. Employees: 4,300 (projected for FY2018) , 3,762 as of end of March 2014 
1. Location: Salinas Victoria City, Nuevo Leon State, Mexico
2. Representative: Junichi Nakahira
3. Establishment: April 1, 2014
4. Ownership: 100% owned by HAMANAKODENSO
5. Investment: US$35.8 million (approximately 3.58 billion yen)
6. Products: Solenoid for engine control and air flow control, valves
7. Employees: 340 (projected for FY2018)
8. Site area: 80,000 m2 
Profile of HAMANAKODENSO Co., Ltd. 
1. Location: 136, Washizu, Kosai City, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan
2. President: Masayoshi Yagyu
3. Establishment: July 25, 1950
4. Capital: 480 million yen (DENSO: 76.6%, others: 23.4%)
5. Sales: 53.4 billion yen (in FY2013)
6. Employees: 1,751 (as of end of March 2014)
7. Products: Coils, horns, sensors, valves 
About Denso 
DENSO Corporation, headquartered in Kariya, Aichi prefecture, Japan, is a
leading global automotive supplier of advanced technology, systems and
components in the areas of thermal, powertrain control, electronics and
information and safety. Its customers include all the world's major
carmakers. Worldwide, the company has more than 200 subsidiaries and affiliates
in 38 countries and regions (including Japan) and employs more than 130,000
people. Consolidated global sales for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2013,
totaled US$38.1 billion. For more information, go to, or
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